Summary: Stuck on Could Not Fully Initialize Steam - No log files written
Game Version: (A21 b313)
CPU Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9750H CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.59 GHz
System Memory: 16 GB
GPU Model and VRAM: nvidia 2060 12GB
Screen Resolution: 1920x1080
Video Settings: High
Game mode: SP
Did you wipe old saves? (Yes/No)
Yes - also completely clean install
Did you start a new game? (Yes/No)
Yes in A20, but A21 won't load enough to start a new
Did you validate your files? (Yes/No)
Yes - no changes needed
Are you using any mods? (Yes/No)
No - clean install
EAC on or off?
Updating to the latest b313 build, I ran into problems where the game would not even load. So, I wiped everything using articles on the forums. Then I reinstalled A21 fresh. The game loads, but I get to a Could not fully initialize steam and I can choose retry, play offline, or exit, but the cursor is hour-glassing and no button is selectable. So, I wiped again, installed A20, started a new game, updated to A21, and I'm stuck in the same spot. The log folder is completely empty.
Also, I have tried this from the Steam launcher and also just from the EXE. I've removed all the options in the launcher such as Anti-Cheat and enabled as well. It still locked up at the Steam Client message (inside the game UI)
Detailed steps to reproduce the bug:
1) All paths lead to this problem. Reinstall A20 then A21 or just Fresh A21
Actual result: (description of what is occurring)
Stuck on Could Not Fully Initialize Steam: The steam client is not running or no connection is possible.
Expected result: (what you expect to occur)